Cherokee County has agreed to accept $25,034 in private funding from the Stanton Foundation to subsidize canine vaccines in low-income areas.
County commissioners approved the funding to support Cherokee Animal Shelter staff and a local veterinarian going into low-income areas and offering care including rabies vaccines, flea and tick treatments and microchipping under the Subsidized Animal Vaccines for Eligible Cherokee County Canines program.
Funding is for the 2019 calendar year, staff said in a report to commissioners. Services may begin sooner than Jan. 1, however, if implementation takes less than three months.
According to its website, the Stanton Foundation supports several initiatives, including a Canine Health and Welfare program for “research and traditional grant programs to promote the welfare of dogs and strengthen the human/dog bond.” Information: http://thestantonfoundation.org/